Archive for March 2nd, 2011

A coffee table book for the wine lover

There are many coffee table books on the market, but a new one might better be called a wine table book. Its author is Chaddsford Winery owner Eric Miller and the book is “The Vintner’s Apprentice.” As the subtitle says, it’s an insider’s guide to the art and craft of making wine, taught by the masters. Miller interviewed a dozen vintners from the U.S., Europe, South ...

 
 

Concord to open new hearing on alternative energy

Concord Township is still without a solar and wind energy ordinance. A hearing into the ordinance started in February was continued to March, but has now been closed without a vote. After a series of changes and amendments to the original proposal, supervisors decided to close the hearing and advertize a new one. The basics of the original ordinance remain. Solar ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Ophelia is an adult spayed female brown and white tabby domestic short hair cat who is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Ophelia came to the shelter on Oct. 30, as a stray. She is currently our longest term resident and we don’t know why? Ophelia is a sweet and loving cat who has beautiful eyes. She is quite the little talker as well. ...

 

Bits & Pieces March 3

• Chadds Ford supervisors authorized the advertising of a hearing for the proposed sign amendment that accommodates billboards and dynamic signs. A hearing will likely be held in May, according to Township Manager Joe Barakat. • Chadds Ford resident Keith Klaver will be doing double duty for the township during the next several months. He will temporarily rejoin the ...

 

Heed the advice of law enforcement: Stay safe

Last week’s meeting on personal safety and home security had value, but one has to ask why it was needed. It’s understood that there is crime in the area. A number of homes in the area have been burglarized. There was a rash of burglaries in Pennsbury Township last year and there were a number reported in Chadds Ford as well. And virtually no police log published is ...

 

Police log March 3

• State police are looking for an escapee from the minimum security facility in Chester. A police report said Ronald Gregory, 41, walked away from the facility about 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. Gregory is described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was serving time for a 2007 robbery, police said. Anyone with information should ...

 

Mind Matters: Ripples and regrets

Death is not a topic that people like to address. Even though we know we are all mortal, we live in a culture that avoids its contemplation. Despite the fact that the baby boomers are in their 60s now, we remain a youth culture. And youth, too, unfortunately are not immune to a too soon face off with mortality. When I was 14, and believed in the immortality of the ...